A 2014 Engaged Faculty Fellow, Sherene Baugher is a professor in the Department of Landscape Architecture in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Read her faculty profile for more information.
Sherene wants to expand her current service-learning course, Designing Archaeological Exhibits into a year-long program with a course in the Fall (Part I) and a follow-up course in the Spring (Part II). The exhibits course was originally designed as an introduction to museum exhibit design (to lay the method and theory ground work) and then to have students engage with community members on an actual design for a real exhibit. The current course does have community involvement; unfortunately, within the framework of one semester, the students only have time to come up with preliminary designs. Sherene wants the students to do a design and build course, not just to leave the community with designs that the community could pay someone to implement in the future. The second part (the Spring semester) is where the students work most closely with community members in various redesigns of the exhibit and where the students truly experience the full impact and understanding of community partnerships.
Engaged Faculty Fellowship Program
A yearlong cohort program in which faculty dive deep into the theory and practice of engaged learning; meet monthly to discuss readings, share projects and workshop challenges; and help transform what it means to teach at Cornell